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Alan Ladd: Beast of Berlin
Alan Ladd Beast of Berlin
Actors: Roland Drew, Steffi Duna, Greta Granstedt, Alan Ladd, Lucien Prival
Director: Sam Newfield
Genres: Drama, Military & War
NR     2006     1hr 27min

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Actors: Roland Drew, Steffi Duna, Greta Granstedt, Alan Ladd, Lucien Prival
Director: Sam Newfield
Creators: Jack Greenhalgh, Holbrook N. Todd, Robert O. Crandall, Ben Judell, Sigmund Neufeld, Fred Myton, Shepard Traube
Genres: Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Classics, Military & War
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2006
Original Release Date: 10/08/1939
Theatrical Release Date: 10/08/1939
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Early Anti-Nazi Exploitation Film
Edward Garea | Branchville, New Jersey United States | 02/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Produced by Ben Judell for his Producer's Distributing Corporation (re-named Producers Releasing Corporation after Judell was forced out) and directed by the prolific Sam Newfield, the original title was "Hitler - Beast of Berlin." After pro-German groups persuaded the New York State Censors to ban the film as brutal and sadistic, it was re-cut and finally released as "Beasts of Berlin," too late to save Judell from losing a packet, even though the movie was made on the cheap. The picture was later re-released and billed as a starring vehicle for Alan Ladd. The truth was that he was merely a supporting player to Roland Drew, who stars as Hans Memling, a young intellectual and patriotic German secretly opposed to the Nazis. (It was only Ladd's second credited role.) With the aid of others, including Ladd, who plays his brother-in-law Karl, Hans distributes information from foreign radio sources through Germany via the underground press. The group has an inside link in Albert, a Storm Trooper sickened by the brutalities he sees. He wants to quit but Hans persuades him to remain until a replacement is found. Albert agrees, but during a Nazi orgy that he is forced to attend, he gets drunk and betrays the group. Elsa, Hans' wife is pregnant and wants them to flee to America. Hans stays, but is warned by Lustig, a beer-garden bartender, (Vernon Dent of Three Stooges fame) that the Gestapo is watching them. Eventually Hans and brother-in-law Ladd are captured and sent to a concentration camp. The commandant is an old friend from the First World War, and orders that Hans be treated decently. The others do not get the same treatment: they are beaten and forced to praise Hitler. Hans and the others are sold as slave labor and Ladd decides to escape. He is shot and killed in the process. With the help of a sympathetic guard, Hans escapes and reunites with Elsa. They reach the border, but Hans decides he can't leave Germany while Hitler rules and he and Elsa return to rebuild their organization. Overall, though this is a Newfield film, where cheapness abounds and subtlety is lacking, it remains as an interesting curiosity piece for film fans who want to trace Alan Ladd's celluloid roots."
Beast of Berlin
Cynthia A. Sanchez | McAdoo, Pa | 05/01/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Brought this movie for my dad to add to his collection. He did not have this movie and had never heard of it,now I know why. The movie was horrible,my dad said Alan Ladd was in the movie maybe for 5 min. It was horribly made and one of Alan Ladd's worst movies ever"